The Lament of Venus and Other Tales

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Happy Saturday ( or Sunday) Litebeings!

I have been busy lately, constructing tales and allowing my musings to brew behind the scenes. Here are a few that are ready for consumption:

The Management Team 

Longtime readers know my frequent 11 sightings, typically arranged as 111 and 1111. Rarely does a day go by where I am not visited by numero uno in all its singular glory. I have been hoping to expand my repertoire by adding some new sequences to the mix. I am happy to report that 333 is becoming a regular fixture in my consciousness. I have been waking up at 333 am for several days in a row and also notice 333 pm with increasing frequency.

I recall doing some research on this sequence a while back when I had reached 333 followers. After a careful review, it is exciting to see how this new development will reveal itself. I know that the ascended masters are supposed to be close by during a triple 3 encounter. Does that mean that Jesus. Mary and Moses could be members of my management team? I have been seeking the identities of my guides for some time now. I have been patient with the process and have explored different techniques. I have made some headway with my power animals but they do not give me messages. They just show up and provide a safe haven. I am wondering if perhaps the 333 phenomenon is a hint that my team includes an ascended master or two. I honestly don’t know..

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Which brings me to the next segment ~

Understanding is overrated

I watched the latest Matt Kahn video and it really was a head-scratcher. I did not like the central teachering and my confusion and resistance bothered me. I usually will listen to the video intently and let the energy wash over me. With Matt, the energetic transmission trumps the content. And yet…

all birth of venus by Odilon Redon via wikiart.org pub domainThis latest teaching emphasizes the freedom in letting go of the need to understand. He suggests that understanding can add to division and disharmony and also self-judgment. He encourages us to acknowledge what we don’t know and to be as honest as possible. I am a rather honest person anyway, so I could not really relate to this idea of becoming more honest. I admit, there are several levels of honesty. I rarely talk without a filter and say the first thing that pops in my head ( anymore). But honesty is not a foreign concept to me. It is not where I need to stretch. I abhor dishonesty and learned very quickly that uttering even a little white lie does not sit well in my body. I am hard-wired for honesty. I will, however, practice proclaiming some of the areas where I lack understanding:

I don’t know when I will work again.

I don’t know where my next job will be or if I will enjoy it.

I don’t know who will hire me.

I don’t know why Dexter had to leave me when he did.

I don’t know if he is safe or still in existence.

I don’t know when life will seem to be natural again.

I don’t know if I will have another diverticulitis attack.

I don’t know what caused the initial attack.

I don’t know if this spiritual exercise is in my best interest.

Wow, that was depressing! What I did like was his assertion that spiritual growth is not about discussing consciousness but being consciousness. Yeah, I can get behind that. I do aspire to live as love and consciousness. I have a stellium in the 9th house and Matt asks us not to seek understanding. C’mon, that’s crazy.

What do you guys think? I am up for discussion here. Maybe I don’t understand the teaching.

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Venus, where are you?

the-birth-of-venus-2.jpg!LargeWe are in the midst of Venus retrograde in Leo. Since it is currently in my 7th house of relationships and in contact with my ruler Uranus, natal Venus, and my Descendant, I was looking for some activity. It has been rather quiet for me, except for some awareness of loneliness without Dexter. No ex boyfriend sightings or communications other than in dreams, which is pretty much same-old, same-old in my world. While it is true that major transits do not always manifest outside of ourselves, I am still surprised by the lack of activity. Not everyone will agree that Venus retrograde is major, but I typically will attract lots of ex activity during these cosmic events. I wonder how you are faring. Any unusual occurrences?

Venus rules art and I am hosting an art museum Meetup do-over tomorrow. Maybe this is a more subtle movement that Venus has in mind for me. I am glad a couple of people signed up and I have a second chance to organize events for my friend’s Meetup community. I miss honing my leadership skills and having a chance to facilitate spiritual movements in others. I feel a void with so much focus on me and my health. While it is necessary that I up my game in terms of health maintenance, it is boring and often frustrating. However, being a grownup requires doing what is necessary and so I will continue on this road. The 6th house ( health and routine ) leads to the 7th house ( significant others) after-all. So I am taking probiotics and resumed chiropractic care with a new practitioner. It is exciting to try new approaches that are natural and more holistic.

It is also exciting to discover a new artist. All these gorgeous depictions of the birth of Venus are by Odilon Redon. I like the fluid, dreamy vibrations of these pieces. They definitely complement my mood today.

Here’s to a consciousness – in – action movement for all. As the sun moves into Virgo on 8/23, let’s strive to serve each other by loving ourselves with integrity and truth.

image credits: wikiart.org, public domain
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33 thoughts on “The Lament of Venus and Other Tales

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  2. There are many things I do not know or understand.. Admitting that is the truth of who we are… If we were All Knowing, would we be upon our Earth’s journey..
    Love that your number sequences are now 333.. 🙂 And I will give you a quote from Wayne Dyer on who we think walks with us .
    ““If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.” ………. 🙂

    Loved the Art.. And Happy Venus in your 7th house. 🙂

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    1. Hi Sue,
      If we were functioning on all 8 cylinders, then maybe we would be somewhere else! I am enjoying the 333 in addition to the long running 11 sequences. Thank you for the Wayne Dyer quote, I am waiting for confirmation 🙂

      The art is stunning, agreed!

      love and hugs, Linda

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  3. I have to admit, it was the images that went along with your post that caught my eye. I love Redon. Have a book with several of those pictures you are using in your post. To me he can capture the quality of dreams in his paintings so well….just like you mentioned. I love that.
    But thank you also for sharing your wisdom on the moving planets with us.
    I actually got to your blog through a comment on bluebutterflies blog about Guides. Made me curious to see what you are up to. Have you gotten in touch with your Guides?
    I once had a dog as a teenager/early twen. After she died she appeared several times in my dreams. One could call her a guide or perhaps she was being “used” as a messenger by my guides. Dreams about her often had the same theme: I hadn’t taken good care of her, should have taken her for a walk, needed to feed her…whatever. When it was that theme, it was often ME who needed attention. A lot of times I was about to come down with the flu, a cold or simply feeling VERY exhausted when I had that dream. It’s been 20 years that she died and she still sometimes comes for a “visit at night”. Maybe you’ll see Dexter that way or some other way again as well?
    I realizing I am making a compilation of different comments here, forgive me.
    If you like to know more about what I wrote about Guides though, you might like to stop by : https://universaltransformation.wordpress.com/recommendations/
    Anyway. Blessings Gia/Barbara

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    1. Hello Barbara/Gia,
      Thank you for your visit and wonderfully rich commentary. I have been curious about guides for years but the intensity has recently increased. I want to rely more and more on my own resources and my guides are part of that package. I did visit your site and read a bit on guides. It is a great blog and I will be back to explore.
      Very cool that you have a book on Redon. I adore art and love to find artists that are new to me. It is fun to share my discoveries here and Redon’s style is indicative of my preferences in art.
      Thank you for sharing your dreams here. I have had only 1 dream of Dexter after he passed that I can remember. It was more like a memory. He was happy and healthy and I was petting him like any other day. Perhaps there will be more. I still feel very sad without him and do what I can to find comfort. Typically I let myself be sad, as that is natural.

      peace and blessings, Linda

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    1. Hey Sarah,
      Great to see you here. I love discovering artists that are new to me and wikart.org is a fantastic site. I love the dreamy quality of the images I selected, plus the gorgeous colors. I do already know how you feel about the rest and appreciate your view.

      love, Linda

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  4. Hi Linda,

    I haven’t seen the video in question here, but I’m inclined to agree with the others who have commented here about letting go of the need for intellectual understanding, and allowing for the immediacy and fullness of experience. I remember a previous video of Matt’s that I watched in which he said truth could not really be spoken, and that when we try to speak it, we end up defending our words, and because our words may be different than another’s, it can lead to strife. Not that we shouldn’t speak about our truest feelings. I think we have to as part of being alive, but we can do so without becoming fixed upon particular phrasing as being the truth itself. I think maybe it can be the same with “understanding”… When we overlay experience with a particular explanation, it can be kind of like naming a thing. Too quickly, the name replaces the reality. So, I think maybe understanding everything limits what it might be or have been, and perhaps closes the door to alternate interpretations that may arise over time. Through healing, we often change our experiences of the past– the same events are perceived in new ways. And maybe there is some relevance to the idea that understanding or interpreting too swiftly closes the door on the mystery through which healing and fresh understanding arrive…

    Loved the art, too!

    Peace
    Michael

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    1. Hi Michael,
      Thank you for such a nuanced explanation here. At this point in time I am in a more moderate place with this teaching. The more I try to be as authentically authentic with my writing, the more I realize that naming or describing an experience will never come close to living it. I was just not receptive to Matt’s approach and that is okay. Not every message is for me now or for me to blindly accept (not that I do that anyway). One of the reasons I use images and music here is to give my words some partners. LIfe in a body is a mulitmedia collaboration. Even then, it is only a mere substitute for hearing your heart sing…

      yeah this artist is awesome 🙂

      peace, Linda

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  6. I think part of the teaching is that the need for understanding is a mind thing; and the mind wants understanding–for things to make sense–because it lacks faith in the Universe/Divine Mind. Most traditions seem to have a lot of practices that are about learning to drop out of the mental space and into the Divine space. Just based on your paraphasing of his talk leaves me thinking he’s basically offering the same advice. Duality arises from the mind/self and non-duality is the state of Buddha consciousness. I’m rambling… does that make any sense?

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    1. we love rambling here at litebeing chronicles. It does make sense and I like some sense in this illogical illusive existence we play out here together. I do or did think that breakthroughs and evolution require mastery and that understanding is part of the mechanism of mastery. It was probably his delivery that bothered me. Good to see that I am not blindly following him or anyone for that matter. He’s here in form and that leaves room for error. Faith is a biggie on his path and most of which you mention as well as others. I am not big on faith and prefer teachings that do not require faith. I rather be in knowing than hoping something is true. Your comment was helpful as it clarified his point. thanks!

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      1. Hey Linda,

        Taken from the second line of Sting’s song…the Latin, ‘incidit in scyllam cupiens vitare charybdim’ (he runs on Scylla, wishing to avoid Charybdis) is a provocative line in a deeply thoughtful and inspiring way and resonates on many mystical levels. One recalls of course the myth of Odysseus and his ‘successful’ navigation of the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily. On the return to his homeland, Thrinacia, Odysseus chose to sail towards the ‘rock’ of Scylla and lose 6 sailors but save his entire ship and remaining crew from total destruction in the whirlpool of Charybdis 🙂

        Hoping all is well on board your mighty sailing vessel as She presses ahead towards safe anchorage in her homeport. From the many wonderfully loving, insightful, supportive and elucidated comments you have received here and indeed across all of your blog posts, there seems to be something of a large crowd already gathering to welcome you home with banners and ticker tape. Make haste! 🙂

        Take care of you. Namaste.

        DN – 05/09/2015

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      2. Hey Dewin,
        Happy birthday soon ( or belated) as I know you are a Virgo born being! While I am unfamiliar with the song or the tale, I do appreciate the message. Very poetic and Sting-like. I have lost quite a bit during this journey, but onward I sail, grateful for all the blessings bestowed upon me.

        peace, Linda

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      3. Hey Linda,

        Thank you so much! 😀 I am so pleased that you offered a before and after today’s date for my birth-date to occur and hence gave me room to be younger for a wee while longer than I will be soon enough lol

        I do not know the song, Wrapped Around Your Finger, particularly…neither Sting nor The Police were personal favourites, but the lyrics are easily found online. I’d hazard a guess and suggest the words are subject to a little interpretation, but Blogs and forums alike tell me you did a fine job in identifying the overall theme of the song. This single line fascinated me, and given the song’s inclusion in your post I felt it had relevance for you somehow and served a larger purpose. I am grateful for your positive feedback and heartened by your understanding.

        One could wax lyrical about the journey we take through life and the many trials and tribulations we encounter along the way, but it would do little to dispel those unforeseen moments of sadness and deep uncertainty in our life. Loss on certain levels is inevitable and inescapable; everything is subject to the law of entropy. But not so one’s faith, or one’s sense of ‘knowing’, both of which seem to grow exponentially in strength and clarity during times of strife, adversity and personal challenge. Yet I would not know how to separate faith from a sense of knowing, other than semantically: I believe the true form of God is only fully revealed when we pass from this life in to the next and our capacity for knowing the absolute truth is unbounded. A friend once enquired of me if I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt whether the Sun would rise tomorrow, or whether I had faith that it would, or whether in fact I believed the Sun would rise tomorrow, or merely just hoped that it would. There is no definitive answer other than the one we choose to give and comes directly from the heart, and in a world of uncertainty, having a rock on which to stand firm provides a higher degree of ‘assurance’ and the stability needed upon which to build our temple.

        You have many wonderful friends, close associates, well-wishers and followers who might also consider themselves crewmembers on board HMS Litebeing. These sailors may not be quite as influential or as supremely powerful as the senior ranks standing shoulder-to-shoulder as part of Team Linda, but never the less, either individually or collectively they do offer immense support. For example, one readily recalls a recent Blog regarding Business Cards and your delight in being reunited with an old friend from earlier times. Perhaps there are further opportunities and worthwhile ends to be found if one is prepared to pursue and engage with other similar associations or related themes. J

        Tomorrow is another new day…and just under 10 minutes away for me. Time I think to head for Zzzzzz and the chance to dream. I’ve no doubt your ship will sail on…and with a fair wind, a full sail, and a sense of higher vision gazing forwards from the crow’s nest, HMS Litebeing is bound to arrive in port very soon, where one imagines a gargantuan Strawberry Sundae will be waiting for you J

        Namaste

        DN – 08/09/2015

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  7. re understanding….. perhaps defining that word for ones self is the issue? What does “understanding ‘ actually consist of? I possibly could mean many things..maybe that is what makes it difficult to pin down…… so perhaps what Matt means by ‘understantding ” is possibly more fluid and less defined than what I perceive it to be….. ….just a thought

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    1. good insight Fran. After reading the comments here and taking some time, I find myself being less resistant. Semantics are confusing and words are just flimsy representations of an experience.

      thanks dear ❤

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  8. Hi Linda,
    Those paintings are so beautiful. Thank you for introducing them here 🙂 I really am appreciating your leadership vibe; there’s this sense of going forward while ‘not knowing,’ as though mastering oneself through expressions openness and willingness. It’s exhilarating and refreshing. There’s a lot to eat up here in this post, and I’m feeling grateful for the Virgo energy as well. I’ve really needed it. Nice to see your article here in my reader 🙂
    Love, Ka

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    1. Hey Ka,
      Glad you are grooving on the art. I love discovering new work, New to me, not to the artist! I am rather directionless lately. I am easing up on goals and giving up more of my alleged control. This is a meaty post, and to think I was considering adding more. Let’s see what Virgo brings.

      love, Linda

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